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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mitchell.

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How Far From Mitchell to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mitchell to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Mitchell to:

  • Union Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Bullock County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mitchell to Union Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,575 miles [10,581.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,155 miles [8,296.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mitchell ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Mitchell.

While the name Mitchell is unique within Alabama, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Northwest

Fulton County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Eagle County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Eagle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the West Northwest

Weld County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Weld County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Weld County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Glascock County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Glascock County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Franklin County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Rice County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Mitchell, Sabine Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Mitchell, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Mitchell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Antrim County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Antrim County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Grand Traverse County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Grand Traverse County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Grand Traverse County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missaukee County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Missaukee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Missaukee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Hancock County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Hancock County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hancock County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tippah County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Phelps County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Phelps County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Saint Francois County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Lewis and Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lewis and Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Lea County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Lea County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lea County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Ontario County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ontario County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Mitchell   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Crook County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Crook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Crook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Linn County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,137 miles [3,439.2 km] to the Northwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,171 miles [3,493.9 km] to the Northwest

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,018 miles [3,247.7 km] to the Northwest

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Quebec

Our profile page for Mitchell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Greenville County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Davison County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Davison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Robertson County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Eastland County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Eastland County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the West

Lipscomb County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Lipscomb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lipscomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Starr County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Starr County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,558 miles [2,507.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Salem City

Our profile page for Mitchell, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for Mitchell, Fond du Lac County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fond du Lac County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Mitchell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mitchell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mitchell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2463, Longitude: -85.9377     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mitchell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Mitchell to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.081 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.423 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.226 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mitchell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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